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TrESDAT, SOVEMBEB 29. 18S7.
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INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings— Myrtle Lodge No. 1,663, G. U. O. of
O. F.; Savannah Cadets.
Special Notices—As to Bills against British
Steamship Coningsbv; Renting of Pews in In
dependent Presbyterian Church.
Steamship Schedule— Baltimore Steamship
Fob Blitfton, Port Royal, Etc.— Steamer
Official— Renting of Stalls in City Market.
Direct Importation—At Schreiner's.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting— T. E.
Rrougbton & Bro.
Heaters— Cornwell & Chipman.
Cheap Column Advertisements— Help Want
ed; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale;
Strayed or Stolen; Lost; Board; Personal; Mis
It is authoritatively announced that Col.
Robert Ingersoll has no more cancer in his
throat than he has religion in his heart.
It is predicted that the fall of the Salis
bury government in England is not far off.
There would certainly be no tears shed iu
Ireland if the prediction were to come true
What does this sudden silence respecting
the title of the barracks lot mean I Has the
attorney for the government reported favor
ably upon it, and is the new post office to
be located on the barracks lot?
Columbus hopes to have railroad connec
tion with Brunswick and Albany within a
year. She is to be congratulated in her
good fortune. The more railroads entering
a town the greater its prosperity.
Mr. Murat Halstead’s sectional howl is
heard through the Forum for December.
It is a pity that every forum in the land
isn't closed to him until he can talk like a
Henry George received just 1,088 votes
more at the November election for Secre
tary of State of New York than he received
for Mayor of New York city in the spring.
Can he still be thinking of forming a
Ex-Congressman Randolph Tucker, of
Virginia, says that the talk that the Senate
may refuse to confirm the nomination of
Mr. Lamar, if the President nominates him
for the vacant place on the Supreme bench,
is all rot. And there is no doubt that Mr.
Tucker is about right.
The impression appears to prevail in
Washington that the Blair educational bill
has no chance of being adopted ithin the
next two years. The fact is, the chance
that the bill will ever be passed does not ap
pear to be as good now as it was when it
was first introduced into Congress.
Presence of mind in the face of suddenly
discovered danger is a gift which few
women possess, as was illustrated at Macon
Saturday when an alarm of fire was given
in a theatre filled with women and children.
The panic that followed the cry was fright
ful, but fortunately no one was injured.
The closing scenes in the great go-as-you
please contest at Philadelphia lost week
were of such a character as to create a bad
impression on the spectators. The spectacle
of an old man limping about the track, a
physical wreck, is not particularly edify
ing. There is altogether too much brutality
connected with progressive sporting con
tests these days to make them popular with
Jay Gould has been interviewed at Mar
seillos, and has complained bitterly of the
high railroad fares charged on the other
side. The little man says the results of the
fall elections, as he reads them, indicate that
< lleveland will be re-nominated and elected.
“What we want is a business administra
tion and permanence,” said Mr. Gould,
speaking for the business men, and he
thinks the Country has had a good adminis
tration under Mr. Cleveland.
The C-onserva.ives in England are be
coming alarmed at tne growing strength of
the protection sentiment among certain
classes in that country. The farmers waut
to put 10s. or 12s. duty on wheat, and if
this is done, of course, the price of bread
will advance. At present a large propor
tion of the inhabitants of all the large cities
in the kingdom are clamoring for bread,
and English statesmen have lieen trying to
find some way to relieve their wants, but
at present the problem is getting more com
That Mr. Powderly is still the head and
front of the Knights of Labor is evident
from recent developments in the manage
ment of the affairs of the order. The kick
ers and soreheads will have to take back
seats, it appears, and recognize Mr. Pow
derly’s authority. Employers throughout
the country will feel more confidence In the
order, now that Mr. Powderly’s authority
has been established, for he has always
recognized the- fact that capital has some
claims, a fact that the ordinary walking
delegate, puffed up with temporary author
ity, seldom realizes.
One old colored man exclaimed, as lie
watched the struggle between the Prohibi
tionists and anti-Prohibitionists for the
votes of the colored people at Atlanta last
Saturday. “Bless de Lawd, I'se lived to see
the cullud folks as good as do whites.” This
evidence of happiness on the part; of the old
colored mau, and the announcement of one
distinguished anti-Prohibitionist thut he
loved a certain Prohibitionist like a brother,
indicate that tho struggle for prohibition in
Atlanta was productive of a good deal of
good feeling—something that is rather un
common iu heated election contest*.
The Governor has appointed next Fri
; day as Arbor day. It ought to be observed
throughout the State. It will be observed
in many of the towns, but if the people
could lie brought to see the importance of
I tree planting it would be observed in all of
I them. Even the farmei’s could make Ar
| bor day a very profitable one to themselves
by devoting the whole of it to the planting
of trees. If they don’t care for shade trees
they might plant fruit and nut-bearing
trees. The time is not very distant when
throughout all this part of Georgia the
finest kinds of pears, cherries, Japanese per
simmons, peaches and other fruits will be
grown. Why not begin tho planting of
fruit trees, such as will thrive in this section,
at once? If the farmers will plant fruit
trees about their premises where they will
answer as ornaments, provide shade, and at
the same time produce fruit they will not
But Arbor day is es|iecially set apart for
tho planting of shade trees. The purpose is
to turn the attention of the people to tree
planting, not only because of the material
benefits to he derived from trees, but, also,
because of the good effect which their beau
ty has upon those who are taught to appre
ciate it. Every town in this or
any other State which is adorned
with shade trees is proud of them,
and its citizens never miss an opportunity
to refer to them in terms of appreciation.
In homes which are shaded by grand old
trees there is certain to be refinement, and,
as a rule, happiness; and in well shaded
towns the homes always appear to be more
attractive than those in which no attention
is paid to the cultivation of trees and flowers.
Of course, there are hundreds of thou
sands of acres of virgin forests in this State,
and it will lie years before the bail effects of
the destruction of the forests are percepti
bly felt, but the time is coming when, if
the planting of trees is wholly neglected,
droughts and floods will take the place of
the regular rains with which the State is
The great plains of the West which, a few
years ago, were almost bare, are lieing
gradually beautified with trees. The farm
houses are surrounded with them, and the
roadways leading to them are adorned with
them. Groves are being planted, and they
not only add greatly to the beauty of the
country, but they afford grateful protection
to cattle from the blazing sun of summer
and the death-dealing blizzard of winter.
Let next Friday be distinguished in this
State for the number of trees planted.
The Nicaragua Canal Scheme.
The steamer Hondo will sail to-morrow
from New York with the survey expedition
of the Nicaragua Canal Construction Com
pany. The expedition will land at Grey
town and at once begin the work of making
the final surveys of the Nicaragua inter
oceanic canal route.
This expedition shows several things.
First, that capitalists have put money in
this Nicaragua canal scheme; second, that
those who have put their money in it are
satisfied that it can be made a success, and
third, that they are confident that M. de
Lesseps’ Panama canal will prove to lie a
failure for the want of means to carry it to
The Nicaragua Canal Company has re
ceived from the government of Nicaragua
some very’ important concessions, for which
it has agreed to give a monev consideration.
These concessions were confirmed by the
Nicaraguan Legislature a few months ago,
so that now the enterprise is undertaken
with nothing apparently to obstruct it.
The route of the proposed canal is 169.8
miles in length, of which 129 miles are river
and lake, nnd there will be forty miles of
canal. It is estimated that to open the
canal from Greytown, on the At'antic, to
Brito, on the Pacific, will cost $64,0(16.197.
If it costs double that amount it will prob
ably pay a good dividend upon the money
invested in it.
Of course there will have to be locks.
Lake Nicaragua, through which the route
runs the greater part of the way, is 110 feet
above the mean level of the sea. The locks
on either side of the lake will lx? sufficiently
commodious to accommodate the largest
steamers now used in ocean navigation.
The forty miles of canal will have an
average depth of about SO feet, and its
bottom #vidth will vary from SO to 120 feet.
It is expected that the canal will be opened
for business in 1892, and that at that time
the tonnage which will seek passage through
it will yield, at the rates charged by the
Suez canal, the magnificent sum of $16,20->,-
535 per annum. It is seldom, however, that
the estimates of the income of such enter
prises are not too high.
The action of the Board of Trade of Chi
cago, the Stock Exchange of New York,
and other large gambling institutions
throughout the country endeavoring to
crush out their weak rivals, the bucket
shops, is attracting much attention, and it
appeal’s to be the general wish that success
shall crown their efforts. Tho latest de
velopment in the fight, hewever, is the at
titude of retaliation assumed by the prose
cuted bucket shop keepers who have decided
to apply the law to the members of the
more pretentious concerns and break them
The announcement that Mr. Gladstone is
coming to this country for two months, and
that an “advance agent'’ is making ar
rangements for him sounds rather fishy.
Nothing would give a large class of Ameri
cans greater delight than to see the “grand
old man” anil extend hint a warm recep
tion, but it is hardly probably that their
wish will lie realized.
Elizabeth, N. J., is mourning over tho
failure of Owen Sullivan, a partner in the
Rising Sun Brewing Company. In the re
cent. coal strike Mr. Sullivan pitied the pov
erty of the coal-handlers and their families,
so lie spent about $13,000 for groceries and
sold them on trust to the coal-handlers. Ho
has not got his money back, and his failure
is owing to this fact.
If tho next Republican national conven
tion isn’t held in Philadelphia it will not be
because the Pennsylvania Republican politi
cians didn’t use their utmost efforts in
behalf of that city. The corruption that
marks the Republican politics of Philadel
phia would seem to justify tho conclusion
that the Republican convention would foci
at home there.
International arbitration is receiving a
big boom just now It is to bo hoped that
the time is not far distant when ail nations
will recognize the wisdom of settling their
disputes in this manner.
The question, what is to become of the
World's affidavit maker? is of much more
importance in New York just now than the
question whether there is a state of proba
tion ufter death.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1887.
i The advertising columns of the Morning
News show conclusively that Savannah’s
business men are progressive and enterpris
! mg. They not only advertise liberally, but
they show excellent judgment In the- com
position of their advertisements. About
every ’advertisement indicates that the ad
vertiser understands nnd appreciates the
value of a well written announcement of
the character of his business anti the induce
ments he has to offer to the public. His
aim appears to lie to kindle in the public mind
a kintily interest in his business, as well as
to make known the quality and prices of
The advertising in the Morning News is
as varied as the business of the city. It in
cludes the card of the broker or professional
man, which, in a simple and dignified wav,
calls the attention of every possible client to
him; the more pretentious advertisement of
the dealer in dry goods or groceries, or in
articles which are needed in the various
trades and occupations, all sot forth in choice
language and in an attractive shape; the
clean cut advertisement of the mechanic who
offers his services, or of the manufacturer
who presents the articles of his production
to those whose wants lead them toward him;
the caterer to those who have money to
spend for articles intended only for adorn
ment, or to gratify the taste for tho beauti
ful or for the amusement of children; in
fact, the columns of the Morning News
include advertisements from about all who
are in any way engaged in supplying the
wants of people, whether they are rich or
All these advertisements are signs point
ing out to purchasers where they should go
to buy what their necessities or inclina
tions demand. They are often the rhetoric
rather than the logic of business. They sug
gest wants and lead people to make pur
chases, at the same time directing their at
tention to the places where they can get
what they desire. Advertising also makes
that immense sum which is daily circulating
through the hands of the masses flow more
freely and rapidly. Liberal advertising is
a sure sign of a healthy and active business
It is for the purpose of calling attention
to the evidences of the enterprise and pros
perity of Savannah as presented in the
pages of the Morning News that this arti
cle is written. Savannah’s merchants,
professional men and mechanics may well
feel a pride in their city as it appears to the
thousands who read its newspaper.
Pioneers of Anarchy.
Mr. Eli Thayer, of Massachusetts, who
was one of the most prominent of those who
were engaged in making Kansas a free
State several years before the civil
war. by sending immigrants and arms to
Kansas from the free States, has written a
rather remarkable letter to tho New York
Sun, iu which he points out that William
Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Philips and John
Brown arc largely responsible for whatever
there is of anarchism in this country.
It is quite true that the Anarchists pre
tend to regard John Brown as a hero and a
martyr, and that they refer to him fre
quently in their meetings iu terms of high
est praise In fact they indorse every word
that Wendell Phillips ever said of him, and
lately they have found satisfaction In speak
ing of him as an Anarchist, and in holding
liis memory in the same respect as they do
the memories of the Anarchists who died
on the scaffold at Chicago.
Eli Thayer knew John Brown very well.
The picture which he draws of him shows
that if Brown was the kind of a man the
Anarchists admire, they are much worse
than they have been generally believed to
bo. Of John Brown Mr. Thayer says:
It is no wonder, then, that the Anarchists
of to-day acknowledge their rightful- king,
and sing at their nocturnal conventions
John Brown songs. This is the most appro
priate commentary we have yet had upon
the character of Garrison and Phillips,
“martyr and saint.” Their eulogies found
echoes in feeble pulpit utterances nnd oc
casionally in public lectures. In this way
the deadly virus of anarchy infected and
poisoned public sentiment.
But what did John Brown do? In Kansas
he dragged from their beds at midnight
three men and two boys and hacked them
in pieces with two-edged cleavers, in such
way that the massacre was reported to be
the work of wild Indians. If any butcher
in Now York city should hack and slash to
death his own hogs and steers as John
Brown hacked and slashed to death these
men and boys in Kansas, ho would lie ar
rested and imprisoned without delay.
After this Brown slew an unarmed, inof
fensive farmer iu Missouri In his murder
ous raid at Harper's Ferry, the first man he
slew was a negro engaged in the discharge
of his duty at the freight station there.
To the above should lie adtled the robbing
of stores iu Kansas, the stealing of horses,
tho invasion of Missouri, and the stealing of
about $4,000 worth of oxen, mules, wagons,
harness, ard such valuable and portable
property as he could find. He was a merci
less and most unscrupulous jayhawker.
There are a good many men in New Eng
land who still reverence the name of John
Brown, and who think that Phillips and
Garrison were tho greatest men of their
day. Assuming that Mr. Thayer’s view of
them is the correct one, those who have
been accustomed to eulogize them will feel
less inclined to do so now, perhaps. Those
who were loudest in praise of them as
Abolitionists can have no respect for them
as pioneers of anarchy.
Edward Haitian, of Toronto, Canada, is
no longer champion of the world. He was
defeated at Australia Saturday by William
Beach for the third time in us many years.
Hanian was once a great oarsman, probably
the greatest the world has ever seen, but he
has had his day nnd run his course. The
cause of liis sudden downfall is attributed
to lack of care. Hanlon's success brought
hint monev as well as glory and his place in
Toronto bay is visited by thousands of
strangers every day during the summer
season, and in fact contains a fortune for
its owner. But Hanian, like many others,
could not stand prosperity, and instead of
sticking to bard work ami sutistantial food
he indulged in bumming, it is said, ami the
life of dissipation he led has had its effects
upon his system. His collection of prizes at
Hanlnn’s Island in Toronto hay, on many
of which is inscribed his name ami the
word "champion,” will have little interest
for him now, nnd it may be that his recent
numerous defeat* will have a tendency to
lesson the public desire to see them.
The present outlook is that by the time
the Now York papers get through discuss
ing the question whether or not the Presi
dent requested his famous Fellows letter to
be withheld from publication it will be time
to eat Christmas dinner.
It is alleged that high license is to be a
great issue in the Presidential campaign in
New York. This seems to bo such a recent
discovery that it will probably require six
months or more to determine whether or
uot it is genuine.
Republican Dark Horses.
Front the New York Herald (Ind.)
Ex-Senator Miller and Mr. Morion may he re
garded for the present as dark horses. There
is a growing conviction in Republican
circles ihat Mr, Hiscock would be a ’’good
Henry George’s Opportunity.
From, the Philadelphia Times (Ind.)
Now that Henry George has been knocked out
of polities, the thing for him to do is to take up
a tract of land in the West and form a colony
on the basis of full land value taxation, so that
every body can see how the scheme works.
Imposing on Good Nature.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Ind.)
As long as the Weather Bureau was merely
an ornamental humbug, useful chiefly as a
means of reducing the surplus, it was tolerated;
but when its predictions of fair weather lure
vessels to destruct ion in the storms of the great
lakes it needs thorough overhauling. A bad
weather service is worse than none at all.
The Democrats and the Tariff.
From the New York Tribune (Rep.)
The Democratic party would deserve more
credit for honesty than it now deserves, if it
would have the manhood for once to meet the
tariff question squarely. The country would
have reason to rejoice If tho administration
Democrats would turn .Mr. Randall out of his
position, hold a Democratic caucus, place under
the ban of executive displeasure all liemocratic
members whs refuse to obey its decisions, pre
sent an honest tariff reduction bill, and go to the
country on that issue. The tricksters dare not
to do anything so manly.
Anthony Comstock will soon insist upon it
that only dressed beef shall appear in the mar
ket.— Bouton Post.
‘•Yes,” said the landlady, sadly, "appearances
are deceitful, but disappearances are still more
80." —Burlington Free Press.
The Vasxar serenade is “Oum, O gum with
me.” The girl in the window says: "I choose,
and will go."— S'eiv Orleans Picayune.
Some Difference — First Speculator—Did he
fall in with your scheme?
Second Speculator—No, he tumbled to it.—
Hartford Boy—l say, Tommy, let’s go chest
Tommy—All right, where will we go?
“Up Farmington avenue, near Mark Twain's.
We can get a big bag full up there.”—New York
"And so your sister really said last night that
she thought I was a little tlaisy, did she. Bobby?"
asked Featherly. striving to hide his exultation.
“Yes," responded Bobby, “and pa said that
ho shouldn't be surprised, as he had often seen
you a little dazy himself.— Epoch.
(Jus (who has been making an evening call>—
What a very cold and distant girl Miss Waldo
is, Jack. When i bade her good night she only
gave me three lingers. I actually had a chill.
Jack—And what did you do, Gus?
Gus—l stopped on my way home two or
three times and got three lingers more— New
Servant— Mr. .1. L. Sullivan, of Boston, is in
the reception room.
Minister Phelps—Of Boston, did you say?
Phelps—Then show the gentleman in at once.
Sullivan (entering with his hat on the back of
his head)—Hello, Stuff! I’d like to take a fall
out of you.— Mew York Star.
“Why does the poor man pay so much more
for his coal and wood than the rich?” asked a
lecturer on economy. We didn't know that he
invariably did. We know of one poor man. cer
tainly, who last winter culled his kindling wood
from" his neighbors' fences and lifted his coal
from their bins while men slept, and if the mil
lionaire monopolist can sail any closer to the
wind than that he is entitled to the cup.—Bur
Reflect those eyes despair?
Speak they of secret sorrow?
Those seem'd lines of care
Grief 's vesture surely borrow.
That thin hand ou the breast
Feels a heart that's broke—
He simply misses from his vest
That watch he put in soak.
Have you s"en Father O'C'.illahan? Do you
know bow dignified and how benign he is? If
you don't know him, imagine the good priest,
and imagine him stopping, m a moment of large
benevolence, to lay his hand in blessing upon
the head of a little child. Presently he felt in
his pocket for a cent, and found only dollars
“I am sorry," said he; “I was going to give
you a penny, but I have none.”
Up into "his face looked the little child, and
said, with the tone of sympathy and pity which
a child of wealth could never feel nor utter:
“Hain’t you tvorkin’ nowy"—Boston Record,
Robert Garrett will soon reach San Fran
cisco, and from there he will go either to Mexico
William Gladstone, who recently died at
Lawrence, was a second cousin of the English
statesman of that name.
Prince Oscar, the second son of the King of
Sweden, is studying painting at the Paris Acade
mic under the name of Oscarson.
Yino Lee, a Chinese laundryman. of Hart
ford, Conn . has decided, at Evangelist Moody’s
urgent invitation, to enter the Mount Herinon
school and prepare for the ministry.
The Earl of Craven has set a fashion in Phila
delphia. He has lieen smoking a brierwood
pipe in that impressionable city, and the
Philadelphia Anglomaniacs have adopted the
Ambroise Thomas has nearly completed a piece
for the stage of a novel character called “The
Tempest," pantomimic ballet, which, however,
will be accompanied by chorus as well as
Senator Edmunds and his daughter ride horse
back every afternoon through the country lanes
about Washington. The Senator is not only a
good rider, but he is a good judge of horseflesh
Queen Victoria keeps always in her private
apartment a statuette of the lamented John
Brown, which goes wherever the Queen herself
travels. Its usual place is on her private writ
Lee Hall, who commanded the famous Texas
Rangers organized by the Governor of the Lone
Star State to put down lawlessness, is a tall
man', with auburn hair, a tawny moustache and
Ellen Tf.bry has a great many friends among
her own sex, but she makes no secret of the
fact that she prefers the society of men to that
of women. IShe considers men better conversa
tionalists than women.
Cardinal Pellegrini, who died in Paris re
cently in his 76th year, stood fifth in the list of
Cardinal Deacons and was the last Cardinal
created by Pius IX, in 1877. He was a leading
member of many ecclesiastical congregations
and Protector of the Brotherhood of Jesus at
Harry Oelrichs, the millionaire cowboy, who
has been leading a wild life on his cattle ranch
in Dakota, is now in New York, under the care
of his physician. Mr. Oeliichs's athletic train
ing ami remarkable physique have led him to
believe that his constitution could stand more
than that, of most men, but he put it to too se
vere a test.
Mrs. James Brown Potter's favorite flowers
are violets and she would rather wear black
than any color as to the matter of gowns. Mrs.
Potter is studying J-'.vadne, which will be pro
duced during herwour. She should make an
ideal Evadne, and it is hard to imagine any
thing more lovely than she would be in Evadne's
Miss Adelk Grant is thtiß described bv one
who has seen her taking a constitutional on" Con
necticut, avenue, Washington: "She is a tall,
straight, stylish girl, perfectly dressed, with
small, well-cut features and a cream-white com
plexion. Her expression is composed and her
carriage haughty. She knows all her strong
point*, appreciates her beauty, money and social
prestige at home and abroad, and proposos to
make the most of them.”
Hon. Matt W. Ransom, Senator from North
Carolina, has lieen in his present official place
since 1872. He is one of the shrewdest old pol
iticians of that body, and pays more attention
to the cultivation of his acquaintance among the
farmers and grangers of his State titan he does
to making long speeches in Washington. In
fact he never does make a speech, but if there
is a place vacant iu any of the departments, the
way old Matt hurries around to gather it in for
one of his constituents lias won for him the title
of t lie champion office-grabber. He is ou his
way back to the national capital and has
stopped in New York to change his clothes. He
has to do this because when in Washington the
Senator is one of the best dressed ana charm
ingly veteran flirts on the floor .of the chamber,
but when he goes back to North Carolina he
returns by way of Now York, ga hers up the old
bntternut suit he leaves on deposit there, and
giving a careless farmer twist to his mioollared
flannel shirt returns to the bosom of his ordinary
The Football Christians.
From the Boston Courier.
What, lost an eye, a leg, an arm,
And of your nose liereft,
For veterans, sir, my heart is warm,
Let’s shake the hand that's left.
A comrade I am proud to see.
A comrade of the war.
Pray tell me, sir. are you like me.
One of the G. A. R. ?
I never joined tbe G. A. R.,
The stranger thus began,
And I became not in the war
A mutilated man.
He drew his form erect with pride,
And flushed his visage pale
As in exulting tones he cried,
I used to kick with Yale.
Fair Bean-Eat ers Cultivating Muscle.
From the Boston Post.
The newspaper writers throughout the coun
try who delight in scoffing at what they con
sider a prevalent type of Boston girl, whose
most salieut feature is her eye-glass, might be
pleased to know that brains are set below brawn
and muscle in certain cliques in Boston, and
among its most fashionable maidens there are
those whose boudoirs are decorated with sym
bols and signs of a hearty interest in not alone
the graceful game of lawn tennis, but that of
wider national reputation, base ball. Lest such
a revelation may fall with too great a shock
upon the sensibilities of the paragrapher. it is
only fair to say that the Ladies' Base Bail Club
is not an institution of nature's growth, as it
came to life only du-itng the past summer sea
son, when readings and concerts and even lawn
tennis pulled on the ambitious and over-stimu
lated intellect# of these fashionable girls. This
is only one of many giddy things that the Bos
ton girl is rapahle of, and once relieve her from
the yoke of intellectual reputation and she is as
jolly as any Knickerbocker damsel.
From the Few York Journal.
A little Frenchman with a black bottle, and a
wandering Italian minstrel with auffSolian harp
stopped in front of French's Hotel. The Italian
played the harp in the regulation iron steamboat
style, but although he banged at it as if it were
a banjo, you could scarcely hear it for the me
lodious strains of an unmistakable piccolo. The
Frenchman, however, had no piccolo. He was
whistling. The “Marseillaise,a bit of the
"Barber of Seville," and other tunes issued from
his pliant lips, and then he stood on his head on
the bottle and whistled the “Star Spangled Ban
ner.” Pennies and buttons and matches rutt led
into his cap because he had whistled so well.
The Freuchman said that he learned to
whistle as the birds learn to sing. He was born
in Rouen, and had whistled all over the world
for twenty-five years. He had been in Italy,
Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and En
gland. He was able to whistle fifty different
pieces, including several whole operas, but of
all tunes he liked best to whistle the “Marseil
laise.” He believed that he had whistled it
fully 40,000 times. Two years ago he landed in
the United Stut--s. People in this country didn't
appreciate cultivated and artistic whistling, and
often he had to whistle all day lor a dollar. He
had to whistle for every cent he got. He was
able to whistle five hours without stopping, and
often had done it.
A British Opinion of Sullivan.
Philadelphia Bulletin's London Letter.
Sullivan is a disappointment. Perhaps it is
that we are accustomed to a higher class of
fighting person, a more finished lot than those
wno affect “the fancy" are accustomed to on
your side of the Atlantic. It may be that our
expectations were extravagant. I cannot say.
An animal w-ith splendid points is J. L. Sullivan.
I never saw a more superb torso; nevermore
muscular arms. But when back, chest, arms
and towering stature are extolled, the critic of
bone and muscle must become—well, critical.
Sullivan has the most indifferent pair of legs
I ever saw- upon the body of a gladiator. The
clever people—the people wno know all about
the art and practise of le hoxe are
not enamored of Sullivan's style.
In fact, Smith's reputation advanced 100
percent., by sheer forceof contrast, as before
Sullivan was half through his round with Ash
ton, "No form, no form.” was the remark that
was repeatedly made. Neither attitude nor
"weaving" met with the approval of good
judges. “IVhat a lot of luck he must have had
to knock his man out with that kind of stuff;”
I beard an old Corinthian say. It is the opinion
of the majority of the experts that he has one
"swashing blow" and one only that entitles him
to be considered a big fighter, and that is his
right. Everything, in their view, will depend
on his getting that home. Concerning the man’s
tremendous power of hitting-his brute strength
—they say nothing. It speaks for itseif. It is
as a boxer, as a scientific exemplar of the noble
art, that judges of the same pronounce hint a
Flowers for Actresses.
From the PhiladelfAia Times.
There isn’t a night at some of the theatres
that a messenger boy doesn’t carry a big bou
quet to the box office for some actress. The
bouquets range in price from $2 to 820. Men
who have no acquaintance with the actress go to
the theatre, become smitten with her, and the
next night rush into a florist's and commit the
folly of buying her flowers. Men usually send
their cards and address attached to the bouquet,
Some send letters begging the acquaintance of
the actress. The different methods of present
ing floral tributes to favorite actresses and
singers is curious to remark. In the old davs they
were thrown upon the stage at the feet of the
favored artiste and came directly from the hand
of the donor. Occasionally the card of the giver
was attached to the floral tribute. Nowadays
it is the custom to hand the floral trib
utes over the footlights. This is done by the
ushers, and as the usher marches down the
centre isle with the floral design everybody in
the audience knows what is going to happen
long before the presentation. The usher crouch >s
behind the leader of the orchestra and waits for
his opportunity. Generally the actress knows
what is going to happen, and frequently the
sight, of the flowers upsets her, spoils the effect
of the scene and mars the artistic result of the
act. To a good many theatre goers the pre
sentation over the footlights is annoying, and
old play-goers have been heard to remark that
they hoped the old way of throwing the tributes
on the stage w-outd again become popular, be
lieving that tbe tribute appears more spontane
ous and therefore more natural.
Prominent Southerners in New York.
From the Vetr York Graphic.
Ex-Gov. Rufus B. Bullock, of Georgia, is a
guest at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. He belongs
to a generation of politicians that flourished in
reconstruction days and finished their public
career when the Freedman's Bureau and similar
institutions went to pieces. Mr. Bullock, how
ever, has one very conspicuous advantage over
most of those who were in official life just after
the war. He is rich, and nearly all the others
are poor. He did not give ail his time to poli
tics, but kept his eye on some good railroad
property in Georgia, and had the sense to secure
it He is a man who is always doing something
extraordinary and unlooked for. His last suc
cessful attempt to attract public attention was
when he declared in a published interview that
the next Republican National Convention should
nominate Rutherford B Hayes.
Senator Mat C. Butler, of South Carolina, is
at the New York Hotel. He is one of the best
fellows from the Southern States in the Senate,
and deservedly very popular. He was looked
upon at first as a good deal of a tire-eater, and
it was a mistake, for when he left his right leg
at Brandy Station in June, 1863, fighting for the
Confederacy, and waited for the war to end, he
had grown to be one of the most sensible and
conservative of tlie politicians of bis State.
When he was first elected to the Senate tea
years ago his prospects of admission to the
chamber were not over bright, because of the
alleged irregularities surrounding the election in
his State. His rejection would have been polit
ical destruction to him, and be owes his admis
sion to the sturdy, unfailing friendship of Sena
tor Don Cameron, whose vote and influence
opened the doors of the Senate to him.
Congressman George T. Barnes, of Augusta,
Oa., is on his way back to Washington, He is a
bluff, hearty, laughter-loving member and rich
enough to have a hobby. He developed it
during last session, and it was a mild mania for
collecting the queer letters of which every Con
gressman receives more or less. Mr. Barnes
took with him hack to Georgia a couple of hun
dred epistles wqich he has been having illus
trated by Mat O'Brien, the artist, and when he
his secured enough of the kind of letteis he
seeks they will be published in book form. As
Mr. Barnes is the very personification of humor
and good nature, he may he trusted to make
some entertaining selections from Congressional
Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, of Baltimore, is
another singular pharocter who dropped Into
the New York Hotel last night. Heisaflerv
Southerner, who was born and reared at
Frederick, Md. He took (he Southern side
when the war broke out, and was a dashing
officer of the Confederacy. He settled in Rich
mond after the war. got mixed up in one or two
duels ami finally settled iu Baltimore, where hi
is now a prominent lawyer and politician. He
is a spiendid tvne of the Southerner.
Bennet H. Young, of Louisville, Ky., is an
other interesting character of New York life to
day. He was the leader of the Confederate
squad that captured St. Albans, Vt., during the
war and levied contributions upon ita citizens
Think of a man with ten men actually capturing
a city of 20,000 people, and at one time during
the melee had at least 3.000 penned up in tbe
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
It ts reported that a being with a face that
is half man and half dog lives near Oil City,
and goes upon all fours.
Isaac Holmes, of Tyler county, West Virgin
ia, recently sold a lot of railroad ties which
were cut and hewn forty years ago.
Floyd Toft, a young giant of Westville, Vt,,
is eight years old and weighs 125 pounds. He is
as strong as an ox, and can easily shoulder two
bushels of corn.
The receipts of the Brooklyn bridge on Mon
day aggregated 88.310 32, the largest sum taken
in on any one day since the structure was
thrown open to the public.
Veteran Chesley Heal, of Searsmont, Me.,
has just had his 108tb birthday. He lives with
a young wife of 60, and has but two weaknesses,
one for tobacco and the other for telling yarns
about the war of 1812, in which he fought.
The new comet recently discovered by the
astronomers is said to be now visible to the
naked eye and may be found iu the evening in
the northwest sky. The comet is moving east
ward, is large and bright, and promises to be
come more brilliant in a few weeks.
William Halpin was convicted in Jersey
City last Friday of illegal voting. He said that
he had supposed that lie had been born in this
country trill someone told him that Ireland was
his birthplace. Under the impression that nat
uralization was unnecessary he had been regis
tered as a citizen and voted.
A twelve-pound cannon shot was foun I im
bedded seventeen inches deep in an oak tree in
the suburbs of Franklin, Tent’-. It was evi
dently fired from a Federal cannon during the
bloody battle twenty-three years ago, as it en
tered the tree ou the side next the town. The
fibers of oak are still attached to the ball and
are nearly as hard as the iron itself.
The new Maine law forbidding children less
than 12 years of age to work in the mills, and
requiring that all between the ages oft 2 and 15
shall have at least sixteen weeks’ schooling each
year, has increased the attendance at the schools
remarkably. It has also increased the age of
small children remarkably, as the mill superin
tendents find wheii they take the ages of opera
Margie Blanchard, of Holling Point, New
foundland, is a fine chunk of a child. When she
was five months old she was large enough to sit
at the table and eat tbe same food that lier
parents ate. Now, at the age of 5 years, sbe
measures forty-eight inches around the waist,
weighs 170 pounds and wears stockings as large
at the ankles as 10 cent salt bags. Withal she
is a very active and playful child.
As two well-diggers were sinking a well on a
farm in Washington Township, Ringgold county,
lowa, at the depth of 14 feet they began to find
white walnuts, well preserved, of which they
took out about half a bushel. A t the depth of
16 feet they found a log of wood and a pair of
deer's horns The horns were quite soft when
first taken out of the ground, but became hard
when exposed to the air. The well was dug in a
timber country, but one peculiar feature of the
case is that there is nol a white walnut or but
ternut tree in the county.
The Grand Trunk and Fitchburg railroads
and the New York Central and the Boston and
Albany roads are being put through a competi
tive examination by John P. Squire, the big Bos
ton pork man. Until recently the first named
roads carried all the stock, but now the business
is divided between the two systems, and the one
that makes the fastest record in shipping stock
will have tbe whole business. Squire's cars are
run as express freight, and all other freight
trains are .-ide tracked to allow them to pass.
A careful record of each day’s transfers is kept.
Teddy "Wick, an expert barber in London, re
cently undertook to shave fifty persons in sixty
minutes for a wager of $75 a side. He is
said to have actually shaved seventy-seven in
three seconds less than an hour, thus easily
winniug the stakes. He shaved twenty-one in
the first fifteen minutes, fourteen in the second
quarter-hour, nineteen in the third, and twenty
three in the last fourteen minutes and fifty
three seconds. Since this performance J. Kil
bride of the same city has offered to back him
self to beat the performance of Wick for a gold
or silver medal.
Mr. Stallings, of Mineral county, West Vir
ginia, was riding along the pike on his way borne
on Thursday, when he saw a wild turkey run
across the road in front of him. pursued by two
large eagles, which caught their game in the
brush not 20 yards distant. Stallings sprang
from his horse, and with a stick drove off the
eagles and captured the bird, which was still
alive, but stripped almost nude of its feathers.
The eagles appeared to be ravenous, as they
flew only a few yards distant and alighted in a
tree, where they remained until Mr. Stallings
rode off with their prey.
It isn’t always safe to play jokes on watch
men. Some smart young New Haven men
thought they would have fun with private
watchman Wilcox. One told him that suspic
ious men were around so he rot out his revolver
and sat down outside the building. Two sus
piciously acting men came along, and one of
them, after a moment's conversation with Wil
cox snatched the revolver and ran. That's
where he made a mistake, for the watchman
had a shotgun by the side of him and he drove
a load of shot into the runner's legs, bringing
him to a halt in a hurry. Then he was recog
nized as one of the young men who thought it
would be a big joke to disarm the watchman.
The doctors haven’t picked all the shot out of
his legs yet.
One of the most singular features in the scen
ery of the Territory of Idaho is the occurrence
of dark, rocky chasms, into which large streams
and creeks suddenly disappear and are never
more seen. These hssures are old lava channels,
produced by the outside of the molten mass
cooling and forming a tube, which, on the fiery
stream Incoming exhausted, has been left
empty, while the roof of the lava duct, having
at some point fallen in, presents there the open
ing into which the river plunges and is lost. At
one place along the banks of the Snake one of
these rivers reappears, gushing from a cleft
high up in the basaltic walls, where it leaps a
cataract into the torrent below. Where this
stream has its origin, or at what point it is
sw allowed up, is utterly unknown, though it is
believed that its sources are a long way up in
the north country.
Some time ago Luther F. Brooks, a diamond
merchant, bought a petrified fish in Oregon of a
man who had just brought it down from the
mountains. The finder said it came out of a
ledge on top of the mountain near Portland,
about 8,000 feet above the level of the sea. At
the time Mr. Brooks purchased it the tail of the
fish could alone be seen, hut he set to work re
moving the rock that covered the remainder of
the object. He labored carefully and slowly for
several hours a day for six weeks, and was re
warded by obtaining a fine specimen of petri
fied fish, about 17}4 inches long and 6 inches
through the widest or thickest part. The out
lines of the tail are complete, and the small rib
bones are as distinct as though they had just
been placed there. The upper and lower fins
are also plainly seen, and the head has retained
its shape, while the vertebral column is clearly
defined. The stone proper is of a light grayish
tint, forming an excellent relief or background
for the dark color of the fish.
Among the interesting objects now on exhibi
tion in the Texas S’ate Fair at Dallas is a large
terolite or meteoric stone which was found in
the country of the Comanche Indians in 1858 by
Prof. A. R. Roesler, then State Geologist of
Texas. The Indians knew- from tradition that
had come down to them from an extremely
early period that this was a “thunder stone”
which had fallen from the skies, and they re
garded it with great reverence anci wonder and
were accustomed to visit it, where it lay partial
ly buried in the earth, to whet their knives and
arrow points upon its sides, believing that their
weapons thereby acquired some celestial or
magic powers. An analysis of its composition
made by l)r. \V. Kiddle, chemist of the Geologi
cal Survey, shows it to consist in parts: Iron
88,78; nickel, 10.78; cobalt, 10.54, and the
remainder bronzite, which contains silica
alumina, protoxide of iron, protox de of man
ganese, and tract's of magnesia, "soda, potash
ami chromium. The stone ic extremely hard
and takes a fine polish.
Thebe is a dog in a Philadelphia cigar store
who has more intelligence than the average
messenger boy and whose traits lay the district
boy in the shade. He belongs to Billy Porter
the well known ex-clown. The dog answers to
the name of Jumbo. Whenever any of the
salesmen or clerks employed in the numerous
stores on the south side of Chestnut street
wants a cigar or a piece of tobacco he will stand
in the store door and hold tip a piece of money
and immediately Jumbo knows w hat, is wanted
and starts off on a rush for the money Re
ceiving his order he returns and deposits the
money before Billy and asks for his cigar or
tobacco, which ever it may be. If i, be a cigar
that is wanted he will refuse to take tobacco
and vice versa. If he delivers a cigar and the
purchaser says, “Juin, I haven't a match,” he
will start back for one and w on’t give ud till he
gets one and delivers it. He will make pur
chases for anybody in the entire block from
Eighth to Ninth streets and has never been
known to carry the wrong article nor the wrong
See Ward as “Higgins” and laugh, Thea
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Boys’ Cassimere Suits (knee
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1,300 pairs Ladies’ Beauti
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